Examples Of Frivolous Lawsuits

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We look at three extreme examples of frivolous lawsuits that will leave you scratching your head and laughing out loud. 1. Man Sues Kardashians and Kanye West for conspiring with Al-Qaeda. A man claims to have been wandering the hills of West Virginia when he stumbled upon Kanye West and the Kardashian family at a secret Al-Qaeda training camp.

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Interestingly, the famous case most frequently cited as an example of a “frivolous lawsuit,” wasn’t frivolous at all. McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit In Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, Stella Liebeck sued McDonald’s after spilling a cup of hot coffee in her lap.

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One instance where frivolous lawsuits have gotten out of hand is in regards a federal inmate named Jonathan Lee Riches; this individual was sentences to prison over a decade ago when he was convicted of a credit card scam. Since the time when he was put in jail, Mr. Riches has written up and filed over 3,000 law suits.

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Many cases that seem frivolous end up going some distance through the legal system before dismissal to make sure judges aren’t missing something, and in honoring due process. But here are a few examples of cases that, in reading their descriptions, seem as facetious as they are audacious. All these cases, except for the last and possibly most famous, were eventually …

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Frivolous Cases Brought by Lawyers; Frivolous Cases Brought by Lawyers. 16/12/2015 by Ugur Nedim. Print. Lawyer fees can be very expensive, and not all cases require the assistance of an experienced lawyer. In fact, we have website pages, blogs and videos about how to represent yourself in certain, less-serious criminal and traffic cases. But for the most part, an …

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Top 10 Frivolous Lawsuits List Is… Frivolous, But Funny The top frivolous suits of the year may be a dumb list, but some of these cases are pretty funny. By Joe Patrice. on December 23, 2015 at

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Frivolous Lawsuit Examples The most famous frivolous lawsuit is about Stella Liebeck in 1992. She ordered a coffee from McDonald’s, and while she was in her nephew’s car, which was pulled off to the side so Liebeck could put sugar in her coffee, she spilled her coffee – which burned her legs.

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While frivolous lawsuits aren't uncommon in today's litigious environment, some stand out because they are so preposterous. Here are seven examples. The $67 Million Pants Bryan Mullennix / Getty Images. In 2005, an administrative law judge in Washington D.C. took a pair of pants to a local dry cleaner for alterations.

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A Michigan man bought a case of the beer, drank it, and failed to see two women materialize. Cue the lawsuit. He sued the company for false advertising, asking for a sum in excess of $10,000. Thankfully the court dismissed the suit and the man remained penniless and dateless. 2 Woman Vs Act of God

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In one of the most famous recent examples of a lawsuit about false advertising, a group of disappointed Subway sandwich eaters sued the …

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Many frivolous lawsuits have at least one filer who is known for filing lawsuits that have no legal merit. Frivolous Lawsuit Examples. There have been a lot of crazy lawsuits filed in the past. Let’s take a look at four frivolous lawsuits. Lauren Rosenberg sued Google for over $100,000 in 2009 when Google Maps advised her to walk on the freeway to get to her …

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Proponents of tort reform often cite examples of frivolous lawsuits as a reason to curtail the tort law system. Some of the more unusual examples include: Some of the more unusual examples include: A man sued a strip club in Florida, claiming that an exotic dancer’s large breasts gave him whiplash during a lap dance.

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We look at three extreme examples of frivolous lawsuits that will leave you scratching your head and laughing out loud. Man Sues Kardashians and Kanye West for conspiring with Al-Qaeda. Judge files $67 Million Lawsuit Over a Pair of Pants. Man Sues McDonald’s over Napkin Incident. Can you get a frivolous lawsuit dismissed? It’s more …

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A Florida trial attorney recently filed a consumer class action lawsuit against McDonald’s claiming that the burger giant was charging consumers the same amount for a quarter pounder as it charges for a quarter pounder with cheese.

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The New York Daily News printed that email forward verbatim in 2002, and the owner of national news magazine U.S. News & World Report, Mort Zuckerman, cited examples from that same email about fictional lawsuits a year later to show us what's wrong with America today. When told it was fake, he published a sort-of correction that basically said, "Well, maybe these …

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By definition, a frivolous lawsuit is a claim “filed by a party or attorney who is aware they are without merit, because of a lack of supporting legal argument or factual basis for the claims.”. Frivolous lawsuits waste time, money, and judicial resources, and penalties can be enacted on parties guilty of committing frivolous claims.

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Though Kellogg may have had a point—because they waited over 30 years to file the claim—it was deemed frivolous. Perhaps the most famous example that is given of a frivolous case is that of the 79-year-old woman Stella Liebeck who sued McDonald’s after she spilled hot coffee on her lap and was awarded $2.86 million dollars by a jury.

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What are the most common types of frivolous lawsuits?

Every year, many frivolous lawsuits are filed under personal injury laws. All of these lawsuits tend to waste money and time for individuals and the courts. Frivolous lawsuits are also referred to as “frivolous litigation.” The most famous frivolous lawsuit is about Stella Liebeck in 1992.

What is a frivolous case?

No, the term “frivolous cases” means something crazy, or something with no legal merit, something that is not legally justifiable. But there’s sort of a problem with the whole concept of frivolous lawsuits, in the realm of tort law – they simply don’t make sense.

Can a lawsuit be frivolous if you lose the case?

So the fact that someone loses a lawsuit does not mean that the case was frivolous; only that the jury disagreed with one side of the other. No, the term “frivolous cases” means something crazy, or something with no legal merit, something that is not legally justifiable.

Was the florida civil rights case a frivolous lawsuit?

To John Uustal, a fellow Florida trial lawyer, the case sounded like a frivolous lawsuit – the kind that corporate lobbyists use to mock and undermine the civil justice system. . . . “Of course, every case deserves to be decided on the law and the evidence,” Uustal said.

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